The Great Escape!

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The Great Escape: 

Design size 92 wide by 104 wide.

Some experience of stitching on evenweave/linen required.  This piece is not suitable for Aida fabric

'Wol' thinks he has caught his dinner . . but stops to have his photograph taken!  Distracted by his own vanity, he has not noticed his victim's tail is up and a friend has arrived to help him make his Great Escape!

This design is perfect to try out those hand-dyed fabrics with darker hues.  Choose stranded silks or cottons in shades to bring the night-scene to life . . or make Wol a day-time owl and try a paler shade of fabric, omitting the 'stars' and turning the moths into butterflies!

Learn a wealth of stitches including Sorbello, Buttonhole, Lazy Daisy, Basque, Van Dyke, Jessica, Sprats Head, and Star Flower.  Vary the number of strands in your needle to give a three-dimensional finish to your picture.   Lots of detailed instructions and advice about choosing colours.

Choose seed beads to compliment the piece and add that final flourish.

This is a BIG file - 32 pages - so please be aware that it may take a while to download!